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Lead Paint Poisoning

Two of the most common sources of lead paint poisoning are deteriorating lead-based paint and lead contaminated dust. Lead-based paint is usually found in houses and apartments constructed before 1978; the year when the federal government banned the use of lead-based paint in housing.

Many buildings constructed before 1978 still have old lead paint covering wall surfaces and baseboards. Under ordinary circumstances, this paint is not hazardous so long as it remains on the wall in good condition. However, when the paint begins to peel, crack, chip, or flake off, it becomes unsafe. Children are especially susceptible and can experience the following symptoms:

  • Anemia
  • Headaches
  • Hearing problems
  • Seizures
  • Delayed growth
  • Severe abdominal pain and cramps
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Coma 

If you or a loved one have tested positive for lead poisoning, call HoganWillig at 716-636-7600 for a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys.

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